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Homemade Banana Ice Cream

Don't let summer slip by without making this delicious, easy homemade ice cream.  Honestly, you can use this vanilla ice cream base to make nearly any fruit flavor- add  strawberries or peaches instead of bananas.  However, this homemade banana version is simply delicious.  It's the best way to use those overly-ripe bananas. Homemade banana ice cream with chopped pecans was the only flavor my family made growing up.  As a kiddo, I didn't care for the pecans, but I ...

Citrus Pound Cake

As the temperatures warm and the countryside begins to green, I think of fresh pound cake. Pound cake just seems like a perfect cake for spring. It's ideal for an Easter dessert table or a Mother's Day brunch.  It's also perfect for the Memorial day picnic.  This recipe is a twist on an old favorite, it's inspired by a recipe from Braum's.  My husband and I love this pound cake recipe.  It's a dense, moist cake with just a subtle hint of citrus.  This recipe is so much ...

Kale Salad with simple dressing

Kale may be the trendiest green at the moment, but with good reason it truly is a "super" food.  It's not only packed with nutrients and antioxidants, but it is also a great green to use in the kitchen.  And anyone can grow it as a cool season vegetable in the garden or in a few pots on the patio. Kale isn't one of those fragile greens that gets soft and mushy in a salad overnight. It'll hold up in your refrigerator for a few days.  That's one reason I'm such a huge fan of ...

Coconut Meringue Pie

No other dessert conjures up my childhood memories more than a classic coconut meringue pie.  It was often called coconut cream pie in my household, but make no mistake, it was always meringue that topped the delicious chilled concotion.  It wasn't until my later teen years that I realized some people just topped the coconut cream pie with ......cream.  It was logical, but I was in dismay.  Whipped cream or even worse whipped topping, just seemed wrong. However, making a ...

Thankful for You and Cookies….

Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday.  It's all about sharing time with family, friends and food.  Some of my very favorite things.... and it's a time for each of us collectively, to ponder on the many blessings in our lives.  I would be remiss if I didn't express my graditude to you as well.  Without those of you who subscribe, comment and read along with each journey..... we'll this blog and my life just wouldn't be the same.  So many thanks to you for following ...